ThreeShiresInn

The perfect base for our walking breaks in the Lake District. Based in the Langdale area we can walk straight from the door and when we return the welcome, food and atmosphere is a delight

Walking in the Lake District | Langdale Pikes

A fantastic walk in the Langdale Valley with views to the Langdale Pikes

Walking Holidays in the Lake District are not complete without The Langdale Pikes walk. We decided to take our guests who were on a Pinnacle Short Walking Holiday to the gorgeous Langdale Valley, a magnet for walkers. There are  different ways of tackling the Langdale Pikes but we find the path from the new Dungeon

Continue reading

4 Day Walking Holidays

4 days at the Three Shires Inn climbing up from Great Langdale

We have just finished one of our 4 Day Walking Holidays in the beautiful Lake District. The weather was kind to us and we only wore waterproofs for a short time-great for the Lakes. We were joined again by some of the Sedgemoor Ramblers who came on our 4 Day Walking Holidays last May. Such

Continue reading

A Great Lake District Walk

Great Lake District Walk

One of our favourite Lake District trekking days starts from the Three Shires Inn in Little Langdale. It’s in a beautiful part of the South Lakes; one of the reasons why we chose it for our four day walking breaks. Many a great Lake District walk can start from its doorstep. From the Inn we

Continue reading

Baked Brie Recipe

Baked Brie Recipe

One of the favourite starters with our guests on our short walking break in the Lake District is Baked Brie with Honey and Thyme. Simon, who is the chef at the Three Shires Inn, made us some delicious meals; this one was always a big hit with hungry walkers. Ingredients for Baked Brie 1/4 wheel

Continue reading

Sedgemoor Ramblers

On Wansfell with Sedgemoor Ramblers in the Lake District

All our guests agreed; our first Lake District short walking break of the year was a great experience. We had the Sedgemoor Ramblers with us. What a delightful group of people they are. We were also joined by Mark and Jane Gillham who have been on our French Alps walking holidays several times, they did

Continue reading

A Walk up Catbells with Paula

Paula leading a walk up Catbells in the Lake Distict

Catbells is a great climb, but not so high at 451 meters (1,480 ft). It’s blessed with awesome scenery, and has become a popular undertaking for many. Thousands of people, from small children to the elderly have taken the time to wander up the lovely ridge to the top. So many more thousands have seen

Continue reading

A Sunny Easter in the Lake District; the Fog Lifted

The view of Langdale Pikes on a sunny Easter Bank Holiday

The fine weather forecast over the Easter weekend gave us the opportunity to check out some of the paths we are looking to use on our four day walking break up in the Lake District. The forecast of a sunny Easter meant we left home at 5am on Easter Monday. We drove up in pretty

Continue reading

Grasmere Gingerbread

Recipe for Grasmere Gingerbread Slice

Grasmere Gingerbread GRASMERE Gingerbread was invented in 1854 by cook Sarah Nelson who mixed and baked her spicy-sweet concoction inside her Church Cottage home – now known as ‘The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop’ – and sold it to villagers and visitors from a table top on a tree stump outside her front door. Within a few

Continue reading

Lake District Walk of the Month | Langdale Pikes

Lingmoor Fell along with the Langdale Pikes make for a great Lake District walk

Although our walking breaks in the Lake District are short we try to get in the best three days of walking the weather will allow us do. The Langdale Pikes is always such a fantastic Lake District walk. It’s quite a hard climb to start with but the views from the top are so worth

Continue reading

Lake District Walk of the Month | Coniston Round

Meeting Friends near Shap Abbey on a Lake District walk

The Three Shires Inn is only a short drive from Coniston, which is the start of a great Lake District walk. For many one of the best walks in the area; the Coniston Round. We always try to include this on our Lake District walking break. Starting from the centre of the village we head

Continue reading